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Social Enterprise Institute October Newsletter

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In This Issue

From Our Director
News/Student Spotlight
Upcoming Events
Internships & Co-ops
Other Opportunities
Contact Us


From Our Director

An Unexpected Loss, and a Gentle Reminder

Earlier this month we lost one of our beloved students, Naman Shah, to an untimely death at the age of 21. His short life reminds me of a something I read long ago, that given a choice between a life of comfort and a life of meaning, the wise person will choose the latter. We too often hear of unnecessary and premature deaths in the world, in fact we’ve all seen the statistic that several thousand children die needlessly each day from poverty and disease. Every life matters, and yet when it’s someone you know, whose path crossed yours, the idea of a senseless death in the face of such promise is that much more powerful.

Read more here

News/Student Spotlight

Emily Chiappinelli guest blogs from South Africa about her work with Heart Capital, a social enterprise venture accelerator.
Read about Michelle Adler's co-op with SolSolution which is providing solar solutions to educational institutions across the globe.
Laura Mueller-Soppart guest blogs from the Millennium Campus Conference about business & sustainability here.

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Upcoming Events

October Social Enterprise Lecture Series, featuring WSJ Foreign Correspondent Roger Thurow and One Acre Fund

"The Last Hunger Season"
Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30-8:00PM in CSC Ballroom

Join the Social Enterprise Institute as we welcome Roger Thurow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Allison Bream of One Acre Fund (OAF) to discuss Thurow's new book, "The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change" which features OAF's groundbreaking work in transforming the lives of small holder farmers in East Africa.

Lend for America Summit

Lend for America is hosting its annual gathering for students interested in community development. This year's summit will feature the Aspen Institute, Bank of America & more.

Saturday, October 27 through Sunday, October 28 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ

Forum for Social Entrepreneurs 2012

21st Century Challenges: New Ideas, New Approaches and New Solutions

Saturday, October 27 from 8AM-5PM at MIT Sloan School of Business
Register at TiE-Boston website

Igniting Innovation

Past Events

Igniting Innovation Summit at Harvard College

Featuring Ashoka, Echoing Green, Fair Trade USA, FINCA International & more

Friday, October 5 through Saturday, October 6 at Harvard College


Internships & Co-ops

Become an One Acre Fund Campus Representative!

One Acre Fund is excited to announce the launch of our new Campus Outreach Initiative in an effort to engage students interested in international development and social entrepreneurship. We will offer students career guidance and advice through the OAF Campus Rep program. To learn more about the program, please visit here or contact Allison Bream,

International Co-op in South Africa with Tremendous Hearts

Tremendous Hearts is offering two new co-op jobs in Cape Town, South Africa, working with an NU alum, Marilyn Votaw. Both positions are open for January to June 2013 as a Development Associate or Communications Associate. TH will subsidize a free one way ticket to Cape Town. For more information, please contact Cynthia Sweet in the Int'l Co-op Office.

Prosperity Candle Internship

Prosperity Candle is a Boston based social business recently recognized by Fast Company as an influencer in the 2012 League of Extraordinary Women. Prosperity Candle is Sales & Marketing intern. For more information, please view Idealist or contact Kaitlin Hasseler,

Njabini Apparel seeking Creative Director

Njabini Apparel is a student run social business which employs disadvantaged mothers in Njabini, Kenya to make handmade accessories and home goods. Njabini Apparel is seeking a Creative Director to join their team. For more information, please contact Sagar Velagala,

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Ashoka Innovators for the Public and AshokaU Internships in D.C.

Ashoka is seeking undergraduate and/or graduate students who are interested in interning at the Arlington Office. To apply, please visit the website here or contact Anisha Ramakrishnan at

AshokaU launched as a program of Ashoka after three decades of working with leading social entrepreneurs. For more information about the variety of undergraduate internships available at Ashoka University, please visit here or contact Beeta Ansari at


Other Opportunities

Global Brigades at Northeastern offering Microfinance Courses

Global Brigades is offering a weekly microfinance course on Mondays from 7.15-8.30pm. These classes are open to all students and will touch on subject areas such as social investment and microfinance. To register, please email:

Green Corps: the Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. For more information, read below or visit the web site:

Social Impact Exchange 2013 Business Plan Competition

The Social Impact Exchange is a national membership association dedicated to scaling effective social solutions that can improve the lives of millions of individuals. For more information, please visit the Social Impact Exchange website here.

Stanford University offers free course in conjunction with Month of Microfinance

Sign up for a free online course with microfinance expert Professor Sean Foote of UC Berkeley. For more info, please visit MFI Connect here.

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Masters in Microfinance for Development

Masters in Microfinance for Development at UAM in Spain. Enrollment period 2012 - 2013 open now. For details and registration, please contact

UAM Master's Facebook Page


Contact Us

For all inquires, please con­tact the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute at

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Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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